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Clothing Optional, Adult Cruises Continue to be the Hottest Vacation Around


January 18 – 24, 2015 – Windjammer is Back!

S/V Mandalay – Adult Cruise Clothing optional, couples only – starts $1,700/person. Sail from Grenada and various Islands in southern Caribbean Request your cabin here


NEW The only couples only charter in 2015 – Clothing Optional, Couples Only BLISS Cruise – November 2015

Celebrity SILHOUETTE Voted # 1 Cruise Ship in the World by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

See more about this fabulous ship at this news link.

 Fort Lauderdale – Caribbean

This is the ONLY week long, luxury Adult couples clothing optional big ship cruising from Ft Lauderdale November 29,  2015

 Read more below


THE national winner for 2014:  Castaways Travel/Fox Travel Named Top Selling Travel Producer  for Visitors to Jamaica

For 2014 Castaways Travel and its parent company,  Fox Travel, an American Express Travel Representative, were selected by the Jamaica Tourist Board as the top seller in the United States for Jamaican Specialist travel companies in the USA. . Seen here are Owners – James Bailey and Donna Daniels, General Manager – Jennifer McCoy, and Jamaica Tourist Board Representative – John Woolcock.  Pass on a high five to our staff Julia, Alma, Debbie, Jennifer, Kayla, Lori, Tahnee and Marylin.


NEW CLOTHING OPTIONAL RESORT OPENS IN TULUM – INTIMA

The past few months, Intima Resort in Tulum morphed from its prior existence as Mak Muk into INTIMA, a super little boutique, adults only, clothing optional condominium property with 36 studios, suites and penthouses, just a five minute walk to Tulum and 10 minutes to its famous beaches.  (Tulum is similar in size to what Playa del Carmen used to be – TIP:  Go now before it turns into Cancun!).   Although it’s not ocean front, the resort has a spectacular swim up pool and bar, luxury condominium accommodations and full kitchens for those who want to prepare their own meals. Gals: Here’s a good way to escape the kitchen: A full, all inclusive plan with all meals and bar drinks is available for only $75/person/day.  Low Season room only rates with Jacuzzi start USD $125/night for two adults; High season season starts $170/night.  Perfect for two couples to share: The two bedroom Master Villa Penthouse starts $240/night (max 4 adults). Yes, we’ve been there many times and watched the resort being built from a hole in the ground. Rates above are subject to change without notice.  Mexican hotel taxes extra. Adults only: Free spirited Couples and Singles. See more at INTIMA Resort  and Click on the Photo Allbum here.   Get Your Room  and supply your travel dates.   
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Couples Resorts – Jamaica

Rooms start $159/person/night (Couples Tower Isle) – double occupancy  New Bookings Only,

Deadline February 18, 2015   Couples Resorts - Jamaica One in a Million Sale Starts $159/person/night.   Travel to March 27, 2015

Couples Tower Isle $159/person/night
Couples Sans Souci $162/person/night
Couples Negril $174/person/night
Couples Swept Away $184/person/night (Does not have clothing optional facilities).

Offer subject to change without notice; not guaranteed until payment applied.  Rates and availability subject to change without notice. This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice.  Capacity controlled.   Participating Couples Resorts: Tower Isle, Sans Souci, Negril & Swept Away

Book On Line 24/7 for the Following Couples Resorts:  Tower Isle, Sans Souci, Negril, or Swept Away

See our detailed Resort Reports for: Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril,


Hidden Beach  Resort Au Naturel Club – Cancun  

2015 Specials – Save 15% Book By: March 31, 2015

Travel: Summer June 1 – September 30, 2015  + Lobster Candlelight dinner.   Four (4) night minimum  Get A Room

Subject to change without notice. Not combinable with any other promotions. This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Valid for new bookings only. Cancellation penalty applies up to 100% + $50/person charge.
Please send your travel dates and room choices here: Get A Room

New Groups set for 2015 with discounted rates for both trips
May 2-9, 2015  Save $1,984/couple/week compared to posted rates  13th Annual Castaways’ Resort Anniversary Group Trip sponsored by Castaways Travel. 15% discount applies, Transfers included.  Special suite rates: $259.25/person/nt – Ocean Front and  Swim Up Suite $321.30/person/nt. Capacity controlled.  Hosted by James & Champagne, Castaways Travel.   Offer and availability subject to change without notice.  Offer not available on line.  Submit your room request for this group here.

October 17-24, 2015  Save $1,562/couple/week compared to posted rates!   5th Annual Castaways’ “Rendezvous on the Riviera”  Special suite rates: $212/person/night-Ocean Front, Swim Up Suites $260/person/night. Airfare to Cancun and transfers extra.  Hosted by Gus & Marylin plus James & Champagne, Castaways Travel.  Offer and availability subject to change without notice. Offer not available on line   Submit your room request for this group here.

Latest News:

The new Moonlight Bar and nightclub has moved to a brand new building right on site.  No more noisy rooms on the north side anymore.

New Presidential Suites:   Word is out…in place of the old barn-like palapa on the north side of the resort, three new Presidential Suites are underway….reports estimate opening spring/summer.

New Gourmet Inclusive(r) dining:  Thank goodness…the upscale dining adventure you’ve enjoyed next door at El Dorado is now available at Hidden Beach:  Gourmet Inclusive(r) dining, a signature benefit for visiting Hidden Beach…no evening buffets…al a carte always with adventurous, specialty cuisine.

Book On Line 24/7 with or without airfare or Fill out a Quote Request to be answered by one of our Agents or Email or Call 800-470-2020

See all Hidden Beach Groups HereSee all Groups to All resorts & Cruises Here


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Hedonism II

2015 Early Booking Savings  

Summer and Fall Escape 2015 – Save 25%    
Deadline:  March 31, 2015
Travel:       Aug 8 – Oct 2   and  Dec 12-25, 2015
Room:on sale:     Gardenview, Oceanview, Gardenview Au Natural, Oceanview Au Natural
Blackout dates:    Oct 3 – Dec 11, 2015
TERMS:  New Bookings Only, Does not apply to groups, minimum 3 nights, Single Guarantee is 150% of the double price/person/night, Not applicable to Single Share, Not combinable, Subject to change without notice, Offer may be withdrawn without notice, transfers extra        Book Hedonism II On Line 24/7 with or without airfare

Save 25-30% on Castaways Groups*  Almost 40 Hedonism II groups to choose from for 2014 – 2015. Five (5) nights minimum stay required for group rates. Availability subject to change, capacity controlled.  Host couples provided for Castaways Travel escorted groups.

TERMS:  Rates, availability not guaranteed until paid; offers subject to change without notice, capacity controlled.  Black out dates apply: Jan 24-30, Feb 20-28, July 3-18, and Nov 14-21, 2015

*NOTE:  Contract group trip rates are NOT available On Line.  Book Hedonism II On Line 24/7 with or without airfare   or  Send us and Email   or call us: 800-470-2020

See all Hedonism II Groups HereSee all Groups to All resorts & Cruises Here


DESIRE RESORTS:

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Desire Pearl Resort & Spa

ALERT:  All offers below are restricted; are not guaranteed until payment applied.  Terms/Conditions subject to change without notice.

See: Hosted Castaways Desire Pearl Groups Here

Call us for available group dates. For special offers including round trip transfers and other amenities on site, Contact:  INFO@castawaystravel.com or 800-470-2020.

Travel:  January 2-31, 2015   4th Night Free
Book: NOW
Pay 3 nights and stay 4! + Spa Treatment for 2.  This promo applies to all room categories. Offer does not apply in Hotel + Flight packages.   Some other restrictions may apply.

Travel May 1-31, 2015  Up to 15% Discount
Deadline:  February 2, 2015
The Super Summer Deal!! Save up to 15% & Get a Spa Treatment for 2.  Minimum stay 4 nights. The 10% offer apply only for Junior Suite and Ocean View Room. The 15% offer applies for Master Suite, Master Suite with Plunge Pool and Penthouse Passion Suites with Plunge Pool.  Does not apply in Hotel + Flight packages.    Some other restrictions may apply.

The 10-15% Discount offer also applies to:    JUNE

4th Night Free Promotions   Applies to months of:   April, July through December

ALERT:  4th Night free and Discount % promotions subject to change without notice. This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Book any Desire Pearl week, any time On Line 24/7 with or without airfare

See detailed Desire Pearl Resort Report and/or  All Desire Pearl Groups  and/or  All Groups to All resorts & Cruises Here

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Desire Riviera Maya

ALERT:  All offers below are restricted; are not guaranteed until payment applied.  Terms/Conditions subject to change without notice.  This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice.

SeeHosted Castaways Desire RM Groups Here

Travel: February 1-28, 2015

Book:  Now!
It´s Valentine´s! Get A Spa Treatment for 2 and enjoy this date!
4 nights minimum  Applies to all room categories except the Garden view Room and Standard room.

Travel: March 1 – April 30, 2015
Deadline: February 2, 2015
A Spa Treatment for 2 totally Free. The best way to celebrate Easter!

Travel:  July 1-31, 2015
Deadline:  March 2, 2015
Save up to 15%
Save 10% on Deluxe Ocean View Room or 15% Deluxe Garden View Room. This offer included free airport transfers, compliments of Castaways Travel.  Book a Suites  and get free Airport Transfers. Three (3) nights minimum.  Some other restrictions may apply.

Travel: June 1-July 31, 2015
Deadline:  February 2, 2015
The Free Airport Transfers (hotel-airport-hotel) applies only for Junior Suite Ocean, Passion Suite and Junior Suite Garden.  Three  (3) night minimum.  Does not apply in Hotel+Flight packages.  Not combinable with other discount promotions. Some other restrictions may apply.

Travel August – December 2015:  The 10-15% Discount promotion applies:  August (discounted Garden and Ocean view) plus September through December(discounted for Garden rooms only)

Terms/Conditions subject to change without notice.

Contact:  INFO@castawaystravel.com.   Blackout dates apply to all offers  

Book any Desire Riviera Maya week, any time On Line 24/7 with or without airfare

See our Desire Riviera Maya detailed Resort Report or All our Desire Riviera Maya Groups or All Groups for All resorts & Cruises


Grand Lido Negril

Discounted rates up to 20%-59% off   Starts $170 – $190/person/night (Prices are samples:  Varies by date) Valid for travel  to Apr 30, 2015. Book by Jan 14, 2015.

Discounted rates up to 22% – 47% off  Starts $141 – $155/person/night  (Prices are samples:  Varies by date)  Valid for travel May 1, 2015 – Oct 31, 2015.

Send your travel dates here or   Book On Line


Spice Resort – Canary Islands

Yes, we’ve been there and we love it.    .

2016 now with 25% discount!   All 2016 dates are on sale for a short period with a 25% discount, this offer will not be repeated with such a discount so get your clients to BOOK NOW.

We are offering flexible dates on all bookings as well, in other words buy nights with a huge discount and confirm specific dates later on.

Get a quote here and see Spice Resort report


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Temptation Resort - Cancun

ALERT:  All offers below are restricted; are not guaranteed until payment applied.  Terms/Conditions subject to change without notice.  This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice.

See detailed Temptation Resort Report

Travel:  January 1-31, 2015
Book:  Now
Get 40% in any Room Rate + A Free Tour To Isla Mujeres!
4 nights minimum. Does not apply in Hotel + Flight packages. Not combinable with other discount promotions.
This promo applies to all room categories. Some other restrictions may apply.

Travel: April 5-June 30, 2015
Deadline:  February 2, 2015
Save 40% in room rate + Free Round trip Shuttle. Minimun Stay: 4 nights.  Not applicable for bookings hotel + flight.  Other restrictions may apply.

Travel:  July 1-31, 2015
Deadline:  April 27, 2015
Get 40% off + 4th Night Free + A Free tour
Stay 4 night minimum.  Does not apply in Hotel + Flight packages. Some other restrictions may apply.  Not combinable with other discount promotions.  This promo applies to all room categories. See: Temptation Resort Report   Book this Special On Line 24/7

Get Your Room Here or call Castaways at: 800-470-2020


Bliss Cruise New Clothing Optional Couples Only Voyage co-hosted by Castaways Travel.

Celebrity SILHOUETTE Voted # 1 Cruise Ship in the World by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

See more about this fabulous ship at this news link.

Book now 24/7 On Line for the lowest prices offered on the latest, most glamorous adult couples only voyage yet….on the Celebrity SILHOUETTE, the top ship in its class departing November 2015 for a week from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Celebrity SILHOUETTE Voted # 1 Cruise Ship in the World by Travel + Leisure Magazine.  See more about this fabulous ship at this news link.

But hurry: Prices will increase as cabins are sold! And it’s first come, first served to qualify for the lowest rates and best cabin selection that will be offered.

  • Ship: Celebrity Silhouette – over 1,400 cabins on the newest class of Celebrity’s cruise ships. This is a fabulous vessel with features you won’t believe until you experience them including over 80% balcony cabins and suites.
  • Dates: November 29 – December 6, 2015
  • Destination: Depart Ft. Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; Ft. Lauderdale
  • First come/first Served

Book now 24/7 On Line or send your “Cabin Request Form” or  E Mail Jennifer at Jennifer@CastawaysTravel.com NOW.   NOTE: The New Adult Couples Only Clothing Optional cruise out of Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean November 2015 is the inaugural cruise of Bliss Cruise which is not associated with any other cruise charter company. Ships’ Registry: Malta and Ecuador.

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PERSONAL NEWS


Our dear friend, Renee Christian of Lutz, Florida and co-owner of Under the Sun Boutique, lost her partner, Tom Thielges, on December 17, 2014 after a lingering illness.    Tom was a personal friend of ours; he will be missed.  See more about Tom here.

 


Acapulco Villa – Ambrosia Takeover – April 14-19, 2015 

Private villa couples only/clothing optional trip for the uninhibited $3,950 + airfare to Acapulco. All inclusive: Private bedroom/bath, all meals, all bar drinks, excursions, round trip airport transfers and more. Limited to 12 couples only.  Cancellation penalties apply – all payments Non-refundable. Call 800-470-2020 or Send Your Request for Reservations Here

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NEW !  Villas Near Orient Beach – St. Martin  A new “mini resort” for clothing optional adults only called “The Garden” is located just 5 minutes north of Orient Beach and features five (5) luxury villas, 3 with a private jacuzzi, a tropical garden and a big common clothing optional swimming pool and spa on site.  Every accommodation has a private terrace and access to the garden and the clothing optional swimming pool. “The Garden” is a friendly place: in the clothing optional common area guests can relax, meet the others around the pool, in the tranquility of the garden or with lounge music. Five minutes from Orient Beach.    See this great aerial shot of Orient Beach.   It’s a bit dated but the geography is accurate.

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Discover St Martin and the neighboring and the most beautiful islands in Caribbean (Tintamarre, Pinel island, St Barth, Anguilla, Prickly Pear,…)  How?  Rent a luxury boat or yacht for the day or half day with a skipper for a nude cruise.  The Manager on site will handle all the details.

Rates:   From 120 Euros to 265 Euros/night from low to high season. Rate is for two people. Tax of 4% is extra. Maximum occupancy is 2 people/villa except for one villa that can sleep 4 adults.

Includes:  For every stay of 7 nights: 2 beach chairs and umbrella on the nudist beach of Orient Bay.    PLUS…..

  • A welcome cocktail
  • –Free wifi (high quality)
  • –TV -Satellite
  • –Household linen (towels, sheet set) changed once a week
  • –Beach towels and umbrella (on request)
  • –Towels for the swimming pool
  • Airport transfer (with our car rental partner)
  • –Restaurants reservations
  • Shopping, super markets  & commercial center of Orient Beach 5 minutes away

MORE?   Tennis (world famous), kite-surf, windsurf, surf, jet ski, flyboard, kayak, paddle, snorkeling, boat rental, hiking, Pinel island…

For availability& reservations:  Contact:   James@castawaystravel.com  or 800-470-2020

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FOX TRAVEL – an American Express Travel Representative is Castaways’ parent company.

For conventional vacations, family trips or personal cruises and even Weddings (see below), please call  800-256-2128 or E Mail: info@FoxTravel.NET 

Book On Line here   See more at:   www.FoxTravel.NET

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Nude Beaches: Sun your buns for day tripping off conventional cruise ships Take a look at the list of some sun spots below…We’ve been to every destination, too. Disclaimer: This information below is NOT guaranteed and is subject to change by the local ruling powers as well as resort owners. Always ask the locals before you drop your drawers.

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Cozumel, take a taxi to Mezcalito’s Beach, about 15-20 minutes from San Miguel, the only town on Cozumel. Mezcalitos is at the dead end (eastern end) of the only east/west road in the center of the island and has a great bar and restaurant. Nude beach to the north of the bar. See: Mezcalitos

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Hawaii: on Maui, Little Beach has historically been the drop out place to (unofficially) drop your drawers for years. South of Kihei/Wailea, in Makena State Park. Facilities and parking available. Little Beach (adjacent to Big Beach) is across the island south of the main Maui airport at Kahului. About 20 miles or 30-35 minutes by car with light traffic. Longer during rush hour.

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St Martin, Orient (nude) Beach is close by Philipsburg on the Dutch side where most cruise ships dock…about 30 minutes more or less….depending upon traffic. NOTE: Nude use is limited to the beach only in front of Club Orient Resort. Free use of the beach. Numerous beach bars and bistros, facilities nearby

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18 of Europe’s Best Nude Beaches
See some surprising and little-known nude beaches where you can drop your drawers

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Sunset Beach Resort next door to the Montego Bay cruise terminal has an adults only, clothing optional beach. Buy a day pass.

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Couples Sans Souci – Ocho Rios has a private nude beach. Limited day passes and restrictions apply. Contact resort FIRST before just showing up.1-800-Couples. About 5-10 minutes from the Ocho Rios cruise dock
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Antigua, Hawksbill Beach Resort is about 5 miles from St John’s, the capital and cruise dock. Beach is rustic with no facilities…about 5 -10 minute walk from the resort itself. Private beach owned by Hawksbill Beach Resort. Buy a day pass.

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St. Barts, Grand Saline (Anse de Grande Saline) and Governeur’s Beach (Anse de Governeur), both on the south side of the island, are about 10-20 minutes from town. Parking limited. Beaches are rustic with no facilities Free usage.

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Curacao The Natural on Curacao….the only clothing optional resort on the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). Adults only. The Natural is single friendly, lesbian and gay friendly. Day visitors welcome. Several beaches and the most beautiful dive and snorkel spots are within a stone’s throw away. The resort is about 20 minutes by car from Willemstad, the cruise port. Nearby you can visit restaurants, beaches, dive spots, too.

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Miami, Haulover Beach is about 20-30 minutes (depending on traffic) south of the cruise terminal and airport in Ft. Lauderdale. Beach and Haulover State Park are free. Facilities, dining, accommodations nearby. Parking is extra across Highway A1-A.

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Key West: Guest Houses offering a bit of a nude experience around the pools and hot tub. (Not nudist resorts) Pilot House on Simonton St., one block northeast of Duval, the main street. Marreros on Fleming St., half a block south of Duval, around the corner from Margaritaville downtown Olivia by Duval Guest House, on Olivia St. is half a block from Duval and within walking distance to the beach, Duval Street and Mallory Square.


Top 12 Steps for Lower Airfare Take a look at this excellent article from George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com about: 12 Tips For Finding Low Airfares

 


More Costa Rica
Clothing optional Costa Rica (COCR) Owners Bibi & Arnie offer five very individually equipped and decorated apartments. Each one has a kitchen, full bath, bedroom and everything you need for an enjoyable vacation including a nude pool and format. Rentals range from about $400-$700/week depending upon the season. Fly into the international airport at Liberia. We;ve been to Liberia and the region is spectacular to see including volcano parks, wildlife and nightlife, ATVs, white water rafting, deep sea fishing golf and more. COCR is in the Nosara region about 2-hours south of Liberia near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.


Fox Travel and American Express News

Fox News for the WINTER Issue

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